On Sight

Lesson 8

CONTENT: The Whole Picture

The eighth lesson introduces the use of text and the ways in which it can work with photographs. Students learn that text can be used to tell a more complete story rather than simply act as a caption for an image. Dawoud Bey’s series Class Pictures is a perfect example of text being used in concert with photographs to tell a story. Students consider both the text and the images separately and then together. Students will be able to write brief, personal narratives to accompany their pictures, as well as understand that photographs and text can work together to describe someone both internally and externally.

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